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The Prelinger Library is a private research library open to the public, located in downtown San Francisco. Its collections encompass some 50,000 books, periodical volumes and printed ephemera. The Prelinger Library is currently curating this online collection of public domain materials in key subject areas.

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North American review and miscellaneous journal
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City planning
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Children's literature
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Social problems
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Motion pictures in education
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United States -- Social conditions Periodicals
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survey associates
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american telephone and telegraph company
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dodge, mary mapes, 1830-1905
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mcgraw-hill
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national municipal league
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society of motion picture engineers
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The time capsule.--A key to the English language, by J. P. Harrington.--Vocabulary of high-frequency English.--Seeking metallic substances beneath the ground, by Sherwin Kelly.--Determination of latitude and longitude, By C. L. Garner and C. H. Swick.--Messages for the future from noted men of our time
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Topic: Nineteen thirty-nine, A.D
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Jun 27, 2018 McIlhenny, Edward Avery, 1872-1949
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Topic: Alligators
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Jun 1, 2018 Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
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"February 1955."
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Topic: Telephone
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Mar 16, 2018 Smith, Eugene Waldo, 1905-
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Topics: Ships -- Registers, Steamboats
Aero Digest
Dec 13, 2017
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Aero Digest
Dec 13, 2017
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Aug 7, 2017
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Has supplements
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Jun 19, 2017 Brinton, Willard Cope, 1880-
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Topic: Graphic methods
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Topics: Earthworm culture, Earthworms
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Feb 14, 2017 Piller, Emanuel A., 1907-
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Topics: Fascism -- United States, Toleration, United States -- Politics and government
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Feb 14, 2017 Gallimard Jeunesse (Publisher); Delafosse, Claude; Héliadore, ill
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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and different kinds of butterflies. Features see-through pages that change the pictures
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Topics: Butterflies, Moths, Toy and movable books, Butterflies, Toy and movable books
Missles and Rockets
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Oct 24, 2016 American Telephone and Telegraph Company; American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Information Dept
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Vols. for 1922- issued by the Information Dept., American Telephone and Telegraph Co.; by the American Telephone and Telegraph Co
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Topic: Telephone
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Oct 24, 2016 American Telephone and Telegraph Company; American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Information Dept
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Vols. for 1922- issued by the Information Dept., American Telephone and Telegraph Co.; by the American Telephone and Telegraph Co
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Topic: Telephone
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Oct 15, 2016 Kovács, Richard, 1884-
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Topics: Electrotherapeutics, Phototherapy
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Oct 1, 2016 Person, Harlow S. (Harlow Stafford), 1875-1955; United States. Soil Conservation Service; United States. Farm Security Administration; United States. Rural Electrification Administration; Coil, E. Johnston (Everett Johnston), 1907-1950, joint author; Beall, Robert T., joint author
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Topics: Water, Erosion, Reclamation of land
Copyright Records
Jul 15, 2016 Library of Congress, Copyright Office
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This catalog of motion pictures copyrighted in the United States includes all motion pictures registered from January 9, 1894 to January 23, 1913.  The entries contained in this volume may not reflect the complete Copyright Office record pertaining to a particular work.  Contact the U.S. Copyright Office for information about any additional records that may exist.  Although limited word searching of this volume is available, users are also advised to refer to the indexes included in the...
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Topic: Copyright Records - Motion Pictures
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Jun 18, 2016 Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Topic: Motion pictures
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May 17, 2016 May, Julian
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Topic: Nuclear energy
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Feb 10, 2016 Wallace, Anthony F. C., 1923- [from old catalog]
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Topic: Worcester, Mass. -- Tornado, 1953. [from old catalog]
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Topics: Bernays, Edward L., 1891-, Public opinion -- Bilbiography.
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Nov 20, 2015 Hunter, Edward, 1902- [from old catalog]
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Topics: Brainwashing, genealogy
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Sep 24, 2015 United States. Office of Civil Defense
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"May 1959, reprinted September 1961"--V.p
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Topics: Atomic bomb, Radioactivity, Civil defense
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Aug 8, 2015 Mills, George A. [from old catalog]
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Topic: American wit and humor
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Jun 4, 2015 United States. Board of Indian Commissioners
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Title varies slightly
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Topics: Indians of North America, Indians of North America
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Topic: Birds -- North America
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Dec 29, 2014 Goodspeed, J. M
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Topic: Supermarkets
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Nov 18, 2014 Freeman, Larry, 1904-; Freeman, Ruth S. (Ruth Sunderlin), joint author
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Topic: Picture books for children
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Jul 3, 2014 Bailey, Edgar Herbert, 1914-; California. Division of Mines and Geology; Everhart, Donald L. (Donald Lough), 1917- joint author
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Bibliography: p. 195-201
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Topics: Geology -- California Santa Clara County, Mercury ores -- California Santa Clara County, Mercury...
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Apr 21, 2014 Federal Writers' Project (Mon.)
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Bibiliography: p. 425-429
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Topics: Automobile travel, Montana, Montana -- Guidebooks
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Mar 9, 2014 Kelly, Harold Caleb
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Bibliography: p. 182-184
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Topic: Clocks and watches
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Feb 15, 2014 Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943
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Relates how the barnyard collie and pups rescued Jemima Puddle-Duck from the fox's cooking pot
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Topics: Ducks -- Fiction, Foxes -- Fiction, Dogs -- Fiction, Domestic animals -- Fiction
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Feb 15, 2014 Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943
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In addition to being naughty and losing their company clothes, Tom and his two sisters indulge in rowdy behavior when they are sent upstairs as punishment
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Topic: Cats -- Fiction
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Oct 30, 2013 Quin, Mike, 1906-1947
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Aug 30, 2013 Jacobsen, Hans-Adolf
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Aug 9, 2013 Stokley, James, 1900-1990
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Topics: Technology, Chemistry, Technical
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Aug 9, 2013 Harlow, Alvin F. (Alvin Fay), 1875-1963
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Topic: Stamp collecting -- Collectors and collecting
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Aug 7, 2013 [Arundel, Russell Moore], 1902- [from old catalog]
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Topics: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, United States -- Politics and government 1933-...
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Aug 6, 2013 Newcomb, Harvey, 1803-1863
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Topics: Conduct of life, Boys
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Aug 6, 2013 Sprague, Jesse Rainsford, 1872-1946
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Topics: United States -- Economic conditions 1918-1945. [from old catalog], United States -- Social...
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Aug 6, 2013 Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration of Northern California
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 694-698) and index
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Topics: Automobile travel -- California Guidebooks, Automobile travel -- Guidebooks, California --...
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Aug 6, 2013 Laidler, Harry Wellington, 1884-
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Topics: Socialism, Capitalism
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Aug 6, 2013 Weiss, William S. [from old catalog]
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Topic: Law -- New York (State) Compends. [from old catalog]
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Aug 4, 2013 Riis, Roger William, 1894-
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Aug 3, 2013 Ranald, Josef
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Topic: Palmistry
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Aug 3, 2013 Writers' Program. California
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"A selected reading list": p. 501-504
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Topics: San Francisco (Calif.) -- Guidebooks, San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
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Aug 3, 2013 Ward, Estolv Ethan, 1900-
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Topics: Bridges, Harry, 1901-, Stevedores -- Labor unions United States
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Aug 3, 2013 Lutz, Rufus Rolla, 1873-
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Topic: Statistics -- Graphic methods
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Aug 3, 2013 Shulman, Harry Manuel, 1899-
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Topics: Boys, New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions, New York (N.Y.) -- Poor
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Jul 31, 2013 Smythe, William E. (William Ellsworth), 1861-1922
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Topics: Garden cities -- United States, Country life, Gardening
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Jul 31, 2013 Gropper, William; ill.
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Jul 31, 2013 Ezickson, A. J. (Aaron Jacob), 1896-
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Topics: Photography, Journalism, Newspapers -- Illustrations
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Jul 31, 2013 Price, Jack
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Topics: Photography, Newspapers
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Jul 31, 2013 La Fontaine, Jean de, 1621-1695
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Topic: Fables--French
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Jul 31, 2013 McKenzie, Roderick Duncan, 1885-1940; Institute of Pacific Relations. American Council; Institute of Pacific Relations. Conference (2nd : 1927 Honolulu, Hawaii)
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Topics: Chinese -- United States, Japanese -- United States, Emigration and immigration law -- United...
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Jul 31, 2013 Library of Congress. General Reference and Bibliography Division; Basler, Roy P. (Roy Prentice), 1906-1989; Mugridge, Donald H. (Donald Henry); McCrum, Blanche Prichard, 1887-
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Topic: United States -- Bibliography
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Jul 29, 2013 Rosskam, Edwin, 1903-; Saroyan, William, 1908-1981
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Introduction / William Saroyan -- Author's preface -- Gold comes of age -- Architectural beauties -- Mission Dolores -- Ups and downs -- Fog -- The bridges -- Civic center -- Market Street -- Finance -- Gold -- Growing wealth -- The port -- Fisherman's Wharf -- International town -- Chinatown -- Little Russia -- Little Italy -- Little Japan -- The lighter side -- A city lets its hair down -- Camera log: for the technically minded
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Topic: San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
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Jul 29, 2013 Seldes, George, 1890-
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Topics: Press -- United States, Propaganda, Radio broadcasting
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Jul 29, 2013 Citizenship Education Project; Columbia University. Teachers College
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Topics: Citizenship -- Study and teaching (Secondary), Liberty -- Study and teaching (Secondary), Civics --...
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Jul 28, 2013 Hall, Dorothy
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photo ill. wraps
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Apr 15, 2013 Washburn-Crosby Co
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Topic: Recipes
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Feb 14, 2013 Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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[Catalog of copyright entries: cumulative series]
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Topic: Motion pictures
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Feb 2, 2013 Browne, Francis F. (Francis Fisher), 1843-1913; Browne, Waldo R. (Waldo Ralph), 1876-1954; Thayer, Scofield, b. 1889; Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972
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Poole's index to periodical literature
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Feb 2, 2013 Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972
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( 1 reviews )
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Mar 2, 2012 Dodge, Mary Mapes, 1830-1905
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Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 12 (Oct. 1875); title from cover
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Topic: Children's literature
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Topic: Electric power-plants
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May 30, 2011 American Peace Society
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Vols. for Jan. 1869- lack vol. numbering, but called new series, no. l-
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Topics: American Peace Society, International relations, Peace, Arbitration, International
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May 27, 2011 American Peace Society
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Vols. for Jan. 1869- lack vol. numbering, but called new series, no. l-
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Topics: American Peace Society, International relations, Peace, Arbitration, International
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Apr 27, 2011 Judy, Will, 1891- [from old catalog]
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Topics: Dogs, Dogs
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Mar 15, 2011 Hudson, Ralph G. (Ralph Gorton), b. 1885
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Topic: Electronics
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Feb 7, 2011 Ziff-Davis
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Feb 7, 2011 American Telephone and Telegraph Company; American Telephone and Telegraph Company. Information Dept
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Vols. for 1922- issued by the Information Dept., American Telephone and Telegraph Co.; by the American Telephone and Telegraph Co
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Topic: Telephone
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Feb 7, 2011
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
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Topic: Motion Pictures
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Feb 7, 2011
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Imprint varies -Aug. 1968: Wheaton, Ill. : Brookhill Division, Ojibway Press
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Topic: Motion pictures
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Nov 8, 2010 McGraw-Hill
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